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How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Download and complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
    1. Some programs of study require additional application documents. Download, complete and submit any required documents listed under the programs of study below
  3. Contact your physician and obtain your proof of vaccination letter
    1. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination
    2. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, must submit proof of varicella (chicken pox) vaccination
  4. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  5. Request official transcripts of education from high school, high-school equivalency or other colleges and universities
    1. High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office

    2. College and University transcripts are available at the insitutiton's records office

    3. Official GED and HiSET requests can be obtained at https://www.diplomasender.com for the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming

    4. If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The website for NACES can be found at: www.naces.org. We will need the English translated version of your transcripts to complete admissions requirements

  6. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, if applying for financial aid (this is required for TN Promise scholarship and the Wilder Naifeh grant)

Student Services Office
PO Box 614
Pulaski, TN 38478


General Admission Requirements

  • Program enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis by date of completed application. (A completed application includes all items required for enrollment.)
  • Persons seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. For full-time programs, the applicant must declare an occupational objective and demonstrate reasonable potential for achieving that objective.
  • All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.

View the Full Admissions Policy

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Evening Program

Welding Technology (Pulaski - Evening)

Electrical and Plumbing Construction Technology

Industrial Electricity

Residential/Commercial Wiring and Plumbing

Adult admission is limited to approved graduates of the Lawrence County School System in May of the same year with immediate enrollment required by the Fall Trimester.

Welding (South Lawrence Instructional Service Center)

Adult admission is limited to approved graduates of the Lawrence Country School System in May of the same year with immediate enrollment required by the Fall trimester.

Health Science Practical Nursing

Industrial Maintenance Technology-Evening Program

Building Construction Technology

Adult admission is limited to approved graduates of the Lawrence Country School System in May of the same year with immediate enrollment required by the Fall trimester.

Advanced Manufacturing Education

Welding Technology (Pulaski)

Practical Nursing

Prospective applicants should complete the following steps:

Complete and return application to TCAT-Pulaski.  Application packets are available on campus or you can complete an online application. If you choose the online app, you still need to come in the office for additional paperwork. ACT scores or Entrance exam scores are to be included in the packet.

Schedule entrance exam and pay fee as soon as possible or submit acceptable ACT score of 19 in reading and 19 in math. 

  • Signed Release of Information
  • Copy of High School Diploma/GED or Transcript
  • Copy of Valid Driver’s License
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of Military Experience(s)
  • Proof of Post Secondary Training or Degree


Pharmacy Technician

For entrance into the Pharmacy Technician program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma, pass the Career Readiness and a satisfactory physical exam with all required immunizations. Students in the program are subject to drug testing and background screening.

CNC Machining Technology

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration

Computer Operating Systems and Network Technology

Administrative Office Technology